15 songs to make you swoon on Valentine's Day
Roses are red, violets are blue, we've got a list of 15 GRAMMY-winning love songs just for you.
"Just The Way You Are"
Bruno Mars, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, 2010
Dating advice from Bruno Mars: If you think someone is beautiful, you should tell him/her every day. We don't know if it got Mars a date for Valentine's Day, but it did get him a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Need You Now"
Lady Antebellum, Record Of The Year, 2010
It's not so much an "I love you" song as it is an "I want you" song. But really, is there a difference?
"Fool For You"
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, Best Traditional R&B Performance, 2011
It's a far cry from his previous GRAMMY-winning song, "F*** You," but "Fool For You" had us yearning for "that deep, that burning/That amazing unconditional, inseparable love."
"My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)"
Celine Dion, Record Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, 1998
This omnipresent theme song from the 1997 film Titanic was propelled to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 as the story of Jack and Rose (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and GRAMMY winner Kate Winslet) swept the country.
"Always On My Mind"
Willie Nelson, Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, 1982
On this cover, Nelson sings to the woman in his life, lamenting over those small things he should have said and done, but never took the time. Don't find yourself in the same position this Valentine's Day.
Usher & Alicia Keys, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, 2004
"There's always that one person that will always have your heart," sings Usher in this duet with Keys, taking the listener back to that special first love.
"If You Leave Me Now"
Chicago, Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus, 1976
On their first single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Chicago vocalist Peter Cetera pleads for a love that is incomparable, singing, with nearly impossibly high-pitched urgency, "A love like ours is love that's hard to find."
Lionel Richie, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, 1982
A song embodying true dedication to a loved one, delivered with sincerity from the king of '80s romantic pop who gave life to the timeless love-song classics "Endless Love," "Still" and "Three Times A Lady."
"I Will Always Love You"
Whitney Houston, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, 1993
Houston passionately delivers a message of love, remembrance and forgiveness on her version of this song, which was written by country sweetheart Dolly Parton and nominated for a GRAMMY in 1982.
"Strangers In The Night"
Frank Sinatra, Record Of The Year, Best Vocal Performance, Male, 1966
Ol' blue eyes offers but a glimmer of hope for the single crowd on Valentine's Day, gently ruminating about exchanging glances with a stranger and sharing love before the night is through.
"You're Still The One"
Shania Twain, Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Song, 1998
Co-written with producer and then-husband Mutt Lange, Twain speaks of beating the odds with love and perseverance in lyrics such as, "I'm so glad we made it/Look how far we've come my baby," offering a fresh coat of optimism for couples of all ages.
"Oh, Pretty Woman"
Roy Orbison, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, 1990
Orbison captures the essence of encountering a lovely woman for the first time, and offers helpful one-liners such as "No one could look as good as you" and "I couldn't help but see … you look as lovely as can be." Single men, take notes.
"Pusher Love Girl"
Justin Timberlake, Best R&B Song, 2013
Timberlake is so high on the love drug he's "on the ceiling, baby." Timberlake co-wrote the track with James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon and Timbaland, and it's featured on his 2013 album The 20/20 Experience, which flew high to No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Paul McCartney, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Kisses On The Bottom, 2013
Whether you have a Valentine or not this year, you can find comfort in McCartney's lyrics: "I know that someday soon the sun is gonna shine/And she'll be there/This love of mine/My Valentine."
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, 2013
Voted by multiple publications as one of the best summer songs of 2013, "Get Lucky" revels in a late-night hookup less shallow than those typically found in No. 1 singles. "Getting lucky is not just sleeping with her, but meeting someone for the first time and it just clicking," said Williams in an interview last year. We hope you get lucky this Valentine's Day.